Saturday, February 28, 2009

Vintage Buttons

Hi everyone! I'm new to Button Floozies, though not new to collecting and enjoying vintage buttons. Recently I was contacted by a lady in her 80s whose father owned a drapery store in Sydney, Australia in the 1940s. When it closed down she 'inherited' the buttons.
















Now that she's getting on in years she wanted to pass them on to someone who would value them as much as she did. It looks like her father catalogued them by attaching them to the back of old advertising signs.




There's lots of colourful early plastics, Czech glass and MOP. There were also lots of loose buttons in old Sylko thread boxes, and some plastic fisheye buttons on rolls of double-sided tape, no doubt for ease of selling.


I'm enjoying reading all the button stories on this Blog. Maybe one day I'll get used to posting to Blogger (I find juggling the pics around a little difficult). If you want to check out another button blog you can check out mine at http://bowerbirdz.wordpress.com/
cheers!

9 comments:

tam said...

What a nice collection to have! Lucky girl!
~Tam :D

cwasia said...

WOW! You are so lucky! They are so beautiful!

Wanda said...

Love the buttons, they areso well displayed. I have quite a few my self, some on the original cards.

RobinBirdsNest said...

Wow! What an amazing collection! And the way they are displayed is so neat! thanks for sharing pics!!

Carole said...

That is a fantastic collection!

needlewings said...

OMG, how awesome!!! What a wonderful collection!!! I have never seen buttons on a roll before either. What a fabulous way to display them all!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

What a lovely collection and the story behind them makes them even more beautiful. I especially like the ones on the rolls of double stick..I've never seen that before.

Stephanie
Queen of Dreamsz

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh Wow! Oh Wow! Button Heaven!!

Fifi Flowers said...

Buttons are soooo FUN and CUTE! LOVE all the colour!

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